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Tools and Resources for Fort Lauderdale, FL Consumers

Florida Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure


Florida Wage & Hour Law

  • Florida Minimum Wage:  
    • The minimum wage in Florida is $12 an hour, as of September 30, 2023. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in The Sunshine State must be paid at least $12 an hour. 

      Broward County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Broward County is $12 an hour, the state minimum wage. Florida law prohibits city and county governments from adopting a local minimum wage that's higher than the state minimum wage. 

      Fort Lauderdale Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Fort Lauderdale is $12 an hour, the state minimum wage. Florida law prohibits city and county governments from adopting a local minimum wage that's higher than the state minimum wage. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Florida and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Florida. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Florida.
    • In Florida, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $8.98 an hour (as of September 30, 2023), as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $12 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

  • State Labor Board:

Florida Unemployment Benefits


Bankruptcy & Debt


Child Custody & Family Courts in Florida 


Florida Obamacare


Democracy In Florida, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale 


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